Coming off a 10-6 season, the Green Bay Packers open up training camp on July 27. Here is the team’s schedule prior to the 2017 regular season.
When is Packers training camp? (All times local)
7/27 – 8:15 a.m.
7/28 – 8:15 a.m.
7/29 – 8:15 a.m.
7/31 – 8:15 a.m.
8/1 – 8:15 a.m.
8/3 – 6:15 p.m.
8/4 – 6:15 p.m.
8/7 – 12:15 p.m.
8/8 – 11:45 a.m.
Where is Packers training camp?
St. Norbert College — De Pere, Wisc.
8/10 – Philadelphia Eagles
8/19 – Washington Redskins
8/26 – Denver Broncos
8/31 – Los Angeles Rams
CB – Kevin King – Round 2
Remember when Sidney Jones, Budda Baker and King were projected to go in that order in regards to the Washington defensive back trio? That order reversed once Jones went down with an Achilles injury at his pro day and King put on a clinic at the combine. The Packers got a rangy, versatile secondary piece who compiled 164 tackles and six picks with the Huskies.
RB – Jamaal Williams – Round 4
With 14 running backs taken before Williams, this was one of the best value picks of the draft when you consider he left BYU as the school’s all-time leading rusher. There’s officially some sort of depth behind converted tailback Ty Montgomery.
TE – Martellus Bennett – Free Agency
Good for Aaron Rodgers.
Over a stretch of 16 regular season games last season, the 29-year-old Bennett caught 55 passes for 701 yards and seven touchdowns while going on to help lead the New England Patriots to another Super Bowl title.
The Scout’s Take
“The Green Bay Packers went to the NFC Championship Game last season, losing to Atlanta, and while this is still a talented roster and an excellent overall organization, there is a feeling that the Packers’ window is closing, and that they may be in a little bit of a “panic” mode.
They lost seven solid players in free agency, and general manager Ted Thompson did something that he never does — dive into the free-agent market to get immediate help. They have worked to add pieces to their offense, but as long as Aaron Rodgers is at quarterback they will play better than their skill set suggests. It may come down to the defense doing it’s share to prevent the offense from having to carry the entire load.” – FanRag Sports’ Gary Horton.